Tuesday’s American League results
Tigers 7, Blue Jays 3 — AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, left fielder Don Kelly made a home run-robbing catch to lead the host Detroit Tigers. The Blue Jays, who spent millions during the winter to upgrade their roster, fell to 2-5 for their worst start since 2004. Cabrera, coming off his Triple Crown season, had four hits and scored three times. Torii Hunter had three hits, including the 2,000th of his career, and Alex Avila homered. Kelly took away a home run from J.P. Arencibia leading off the second.
Royals 7, Twins 4 — Jeremy Guthrie won his career-best seventh consecutive decision, dating to last season, and Alcides Escobar had three hits and an RBI to lead the host Kansas City Royals. The Royals, who had not scored in the first two innings in their first seven games, sent nine to the plate in a five-run first. Mike Pelfrey (1-1) gave up hits to the first five batters he faced.
Rangers 6, Rays 1 — Nick Tepesch pitched into the eighth inning in his major league debut, Lance Berkman had a key two-run single among three hits and the host Texas Rangers won. Tepesch retired 12 straight batters before hesitating to pick up a slow roller from Kelly Johnson that went for a one-out single in the eighth. Tepesch (1-0) allowed four hits and a run with three walks and five strikeouts.
Tuesday’s National League results
Braves 3, Marlins 2 — Kris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings and the visiting Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory. The Braves improved to 7-1, their best start since 2007. Evan Gattis hit his second homer and Justin Upton doubled in a run.
Phillies 8, Mets 3 — Michael Young and Ryan Howard homered, Cliff Lee came within one out of a complete game and the host Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets. John Mayberry Jr. also went deep for Philadelphia.
Cubs 6, Brewers 3 — Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and David DeJesus added a two-run single to lift the host Chicago Cubs. Kyuji Fujikawa worked a scoreless ninth for his second save.
Padres 9, Dodgers 3 — Will Venable homered and hit a bases-loaded triple for the San Diego Padres, who rebounded from a dreadful six-game trip to win their home opener. Venable tied his career-high with four RBI. He homered in the first and his two-out triple highlighted a five-run eighth against three Dodgers relievers.
Cardinals 5, Reds 1 — Lance Lynn struck out 10 in six sharp innings and rookie Matt Adams connected for his first career pinch-hit homer as the host St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (1-1) retired the first 15 batters. The Cardinals broke through in the sixth, with Adams hitting a two-run homer and Allen Craig and Carlos Beltran also driving in runs.
Tuesday’s interleague result
Nationals 8, White Sox 7 — Adam LaRoche ended an 0-for-15 start to the season with homers in consecutive at-bats, Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond also homered to lift the host Washington Nationals. Werth and LaRoche hit two-run shots off Jake Peavy in the sixth. LaRoche added a solo homer off Matt Thornton in the eighth.
— Associated Press